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Tuesday 12 December 2017

¤20,000 for woman injured when seat broke at Rosslare terminal

A WOMAN who sat on a seat that collapsed at Rosslare's terminal building and suffered injury to her back and wrist, was awarded almost €20,000 damages when her action came before Judge Margaret Heneghan at Wexford Circuit Civil Court.

55-year-old Bernadette Doyle, of 18 Hollypark Avenue, Blackrock, Dublin, brought her action against Irish Rail, arising out of the accident on October 28, 2007. She told the court that while waiting to go on holidays to Wales she sat on a seat at the terminal building, which gave way, resulting in her banging against the steel bar. She could barely walk and continued to Wales, but the trip was pure agony.

Ms Doyle attended a doctor in Wales who prescribed pain killers. She stayed there for a week but she was unable to take in her walks or play golf. On arrival home she attended her doctor who prescribed medication while she also had physiotherapy. She was unable to play golf as she could not walk around the course.

Ms Doyle told the court she continued to suffer from back problems.

Judge Heneghan said Bernadette Doyle had suffered a nasty accident. She awarded €18,000 general damages with €1,986 special damages, plus costs.

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